The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 12, 1967 · Page 5
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 5

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 12, 1967
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LBJ's Viet Policy Is Critics Lever By JAMES MARLOW | sounded noble and unselfish, WASHINGTON (AP) - The)'ike preserving the right of a war in Vietnam, now one of the people, such as the South Viet- greatest guessing games in the namese, to preserve their mde- 20th century, hangs like a fog pendence and choose their own over Lyndon B. Johnson's presidency and his future. No one knows it better than Johnson. This seems clear from both the tone and the nature of the State of the Union message he delivered to Congress this .week. He took over the presidency like a fireball, setting Congress ablaze with his program and his gusto in his first two full White House years, 1964 and 1965. In the beginning Vietnam still seemed a little remote. While the United States was helping the South fight off the Commu- rjst attacks from the North, its rale here was less than all-out. But always Vietnam was a kind of open wound. It began to fester as the resistance of the Sooth weakened and the chiances of a Communist takeover increased. Gradually Johnson put the United States fully JntQ the war. * * * Hfe has talked much about it, often with explanations which way of government. But along with these fine jhrases he has consistently giv- :n another explanation which was not unselfish: that the United States fears, if the Communists can swallow South Vietnam, in time they will swallow all Southeast Asia. And that, the Johnson administration feels, as did the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations before it, is something this country can't sit idly by and permit since, in the long run, American interests would be endangered. As Johnson put this country deeper into he fighing, criticism of him at home increased, along with the expense of fighting the war. H the war * continues Indefinitely, his future may be dim, An acute awareness of all this appeared to dominate his State of the Union message. Although full of vitality, it was subdued, as if Johnson wished to avoid new antagonisms. For instance, there was nothing inflamatory about what he saia on civil rights. And what he did say was vague. It was the war which dominated the speech although he crowded mention of it into the tail-end of what he said. His call for a tax' boost to help pay for the war, affects most Americans and brought him some new criticism. And, for a man who wishes as strongly as Johnson for presidential success, it must have been a bitter acknowledgement when he informed Congress and the country he didn't know how long the war would last. * * * Nevertheless, he said this country would see it through. Yet, a talk made that same day by U Thant, secretary-general of the United Nations, showed how far apart the two basic views of the war are and how, as a result, the arguments for and against the war are a gainst guessing game. Thant disagreed with the Johnson position that South Vietnam's freedom from Com- GIANT AIRLINER model undergoes an adjustment by a Lockheed technician before being tested again for flight characteristics in a wind tunnel at Burbank, Calif.. Tests are at wind speeds of 1,800 m.p.h., the planned cruise speed of the L-200 supersonic transport, one of two airliners being designed in competition for America's entry Into the international race for a giant jet. lockheee engineers claim their SST is the "most-tcstcd-in-advance" airliner in history. Blythevllle (Ark.) Courier News - Thursday, January U, 196? — Pig* Flv» Native Cures Can Sometimes Work By ALTON BLAKESU5E AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) - A swin through Asia discloses a tremendous variety of native treatments for anyone aches and pains. seized by munism is vftal to American interests. In short, both sides are guessing, since neither can I positively predict the future. Johnson is basing his belief, and therefore the American position, on the past performance of communism. This is a grim view, but realistic. Those who share Thant's view are the optimists of the world, hoping for the best. A colony of Norway rats, bred I in scientific laboratories since the mid-19th Century, has changed anatomically from the wild species. Protected for generations, the rats have developed smaller brains and adrenal glands, and they mature earlier. The changes apparently make the rats tamer, mora tractable, unagressive and fecund, thus better suited for their manmade environment. In India, there are scores of thousands of practitioners of ancient Ayur-Veda and Unani medicine, o£ yoga and homeopathy. All have many patients. In both countries, and elsewhere, there are faithful adher- other ents of accupuncture — sticking many of pins into the flesh in certain precise patterns to cure varying ailments. In Vietnam, is is not uncommon to see men or women with bruise marks on their throats, the bridge of the nose, or at the sides of their eyes — bruises produced by pinching the kin repeatedly or by having a friend perform the pinching. The idea is to draw out the pain where it seems to be localized from a sore throat or headache. Scratching lines on the chest or back or ofiier parts of the body with a metal coin is based on the same concept. And so is the practice of cup- ping. The inside of a glass jar or I tumbler is heated with a candle j and then the tumbler is placed j open-end down on the skin. Suction is created as the air cools within the glass. Capillaries break down, leaving a circular bruise on the skin. Many cups may be used in case of generalized pain, or flu. Western-trainee doctors are doubtful that the bruising and marking really can do any good, than psychological, but Vietnamese think it works. Besides, the country has few trained doctors. India, With 500 million population, is relying on both old and new systems of medicine to look 'after the health needs of her people. Homeopathic medicine is being encouraged. Here the concept is of treating disease with drugs that produce similar symtoms as does the disease itslef. The Unani, or Moslem, school of medicine relies mainly on herbs and plants. So also to a large extent does Ayur-Veda, India's ancient science of health and medicine that was flourishing 4,000 to 5,~"0 years a,^o. It was brought to a remarkably intelligent stage of observation and development during an 800-year period between 600 B.C. and 200 A.D. Ayur-Veda flowered in both medical and surgical treatments, with hundreds of herbs and plants prescribed and some ingenious aids in surgery. One practice used large black ants to bite the edges of a wound or perforation with ttieir jaws, while their heads were chopped off to make their bites permanent. This was a forerunner of soluble thread or sutures. 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